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Science on Google+556,313*Isaac Newton's Birthday is on Christmas* Join us in a Newton-inspired holiday physics hangout with rockstar physicist +Henry Reich of +MinutePhysics and +MinuteEarth  and brilliant ballerina biologist +Carin Bondar of +National Geographic, +Scientific American and host of Wild Sex, a science show about the strange reproductive habits of the animal kingdom. She knows how the world gets physical. +Veritasium  AKA +Derek Muller may pop in.  We hear there may even be more special guests so you should probably go ahead and RSVP yes to join the lively conversation. BYOB. Hosted by +Amy Robinson of +Science on Google+ .Happy Newtonmas Hangout2013-12-19 00:00:00144 
EyeWire344,864+Sebastian Seung, Professor of Computational Neuroscience at +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and creator of +EyeWire will host a 30 minute hangout on air on Thursday, Dec 12th at 3 PM US EST.  During this hangout, Sebastian will answer questions about scientific discoveries made possible with the help of EyeWirers as well as talk about what's in the works for the future of EyeWire.Hangout with Neuroscientist Sebastian Seung2013-12-12 21:00:0054 
Science on Google+556,313Please join us for a collaborative Hangout On Air with Autism Brainstorm (http://goo.gl/HO5LZL). We will be discussing current research in Autism and Autism Education, as well as the protein biomarkers associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Topics:  1) Lead by Dr. +Stephen Shore:   *Research in Comparative Approaches to Autism Education with special emphasis on the Miller Method®.* Dr. Shore will be joined by Ethan Miller and Amir Naimov for discussion and Q&A. 2) Lead by +John Elder Robison:   *Current research topic(s) being considered by IACC* (The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee  is a Federal advisory committee charged with coordinating all activities concerning autism spectrum disorder within the U.S. 3) Lead by Dr. +Alisa Woods:  *Protein Biomarkers and Autism Spectrum Disorders* *PDF LINKS:* Dr. Stephen Shore Dissertation: Comparative Approaches to Autism Education: http://goo.gl/lnqpxb Dr. Stephen Shore: ICDL The Miller Method: http://goo.gl/X6XQoq John Elder Robison: Scholar in Residence at William And Mary: http://goo.gl/QPxtLH  John Elder Robison: IACC Government Strategic Plan for Autism Research: http://goo.gl/reBc9a Dr. Alisa G Woods: Treating Clients with AS and ASD: http://goo.gl/175424 Dr. Alisa G Woods: Proteomics and Cholesterol in Autism: http://goo.gl/SklhcL *Dr. Stephen Shore:* Diagnosed with "Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies" and "too sick" for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism. In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen presents and consults internationally on adult issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure as discussed in his books Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum, the critically acclaimed Understanding Autism for Dummies., and the newly released DVD Living along the Autism Spectrum: What it means to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome. President emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England and former board member of the Autism Society, Dr. Shore serves in the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, United States Autism and Asperger Association, and other autism related organizations.  Dr. Shore is on the advisory board of AUTISM BRAINSTORM and is the primary autism education advisor. He frequently participates in Google Hangout events hosted by AUTISM BRAINSTORM. education.adelphi.edu/profile/steven-shore www.autismasperger.net  *John Elder Robison:* Self Advocate, Parent and Author, Mr. John Elder Robison joined the IACC as a public member in 2012. Mr. Robison is an Aspergian who grAutism Brainstorm and Science On Google+ Collaborative Hangout On Air2013-12-10 04:00:0088 

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Global Health Lab5,849Dear Friends,We would like to share HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ENTHUSIASTS IN G+ circle.We carefully selected relevant personalities and professional pages that generates most interesting content related to HEALTHY LIFESTYLEPls feel free to add it, :)Global Health Lab#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #uk #ireland #england #wales #scotland #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #ukcircles #british #circle #circles #sharedcircle #thursday #thorsday #googleplus #gpluscircles #googlecircles #publiccircle #awesome 2015-02-12 11:44:21293023
Helpful Mum1,344This is a circle of people who are frequent G+ users. Really interesting to add if you are just getting started out. Feel free to share the circle.2014-05-18 18:35:454928511
Graeme McRae25,726Graeme's Circle of Active GooglePlussers! . . . This is a curated circle of active people on Google+ If you add this circle, you will see hundreds of new posts per day in your stream from this circle alone. If you’re in the circle (you’ll know ‘cause I notified you) then please reshare it! It's a circle of people I started following a few months ago, and who have consistently posted something at least once a week during all of weeks since then. If you want an interesting stream, you should add this circle. If you're interested in how I curated this circle, and why I think it makes for a really great stream, read on. . .How did these people get in the circle?. . . They must have posted something interesting, at least once, because I don't follow people unless they post something interesting. By now, you're probably not surprised by the number of people on G+ whose pages are full of repeated posts, videos without comments, "what's up" and other uninteresting things. I don't follow those people.How did they stay in the circle since they were added?. . . After I add someone, I keep them in the circle of people I added around the same time. Then, several times a week, I go through all my circles and delete people who haven't posted (something visible to me) in the last 7 days. So the people who are left in the circle are consistent posters. That says something important about them, because consistency is a proxy for quality.Wait. What? Why is consistency is a proxy for quality?. . . I'll admit it: I don't have the science to back up that wild statement, but I'll tell you why I believe it to be true. People who post crap don't get a lot of followers, and the few followers they have don't bother to engage. After a while, the crappy-posting people start to think G+ is a ghost town, and they lose interest. On the other hand, the people who share (or re-share) interesting things get followers and engagement, slowly at first, but ever increasing, and this outpouring of love is what keeps them going. That's what I think anyway, and I'm sticking to it.People who share interesting things get lots of followers. . . This is another half-baked theory of mine, but hear me out. You might think this makes sense: Google+ offers suggestions of people to follow, especially to new users. Google+'s only source of names to suggest are other G+ers like yourself. The G+ers who have the most engagement are the ones Google+ knows will be good to follow, so these people get put out as suggestions more often, and some percentage of those suggestions are taken up. So the more engagement you have, the more Google+ will suggest you as a person to follow, and so the more followers you'll get. Completing the theory: the more interesting the stuff you share (or reshare), the more engagement you'll get, and hence the more followers you'll get.How can I get in your circle?. . . Don't bother trying to "get into" this circle. This circle isn't for you to get into. Think of it the other way around. This circle is for you to add, so you can follow a bunch of interesting and consistent people. The stream from this one circle will be chock-full of fascinating content for you to reshare. People will start to notice your reshares, and they will engage with you, and then Google+ will "notice" (it's a computer, but let's anthropomorphise, shall we?) you and suggest you to others, who will then follow you.No, really. How can I get in your circle?. . . First, unfollow me, then wait, oh, about a week. Spend that week posting a shitload of interesting things. Then follow me. Since you're so interesting, Google+ will notify me that you followed me (G+ doesn'2014-05-17 08:06:51492544888
Will Hawkins33,835Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              118This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCircles2014-05-13 22:47:45500534395
Technology News15,081Super Science & Tech Circle! #science   #tech   #scientists   #technology   #sharedcircles   #circles   #sciencesunday   #tablets   #smartphones   #sharingcircles   #circle  2013-12-01 15:58:56112011
Social Media Revolution637All Science! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #circle 2013-08-20 16:03:51189035
Social Media Revolution592Science #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-10 21:42:081890113
Science é Ciencia0We've been shared by +Science on Google+: A Public Database among other 246 interesting pages related to Science that you can follow here on Google+ adding this circle.Thank you! :D #science   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles  2013-07-24 10:00:53247001
Smartphones23,919Super Tech Circle Share! #technology   #smartphones   #tablets   #google   #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #techcircle   #android   #apple   #googleplus   #mobile   #glass   #googleplustips   #socialmedia  2013-05-07 05:26:38104002
Bobo Fett4Those of you flocking here from the horror that is Facebook, or any that have been here for a while, or maybe even never a part of FB, some pointers to get you started.First thing to know if you type a question mark pretty much anywhere (as long as you don't have a text field in focus, in other words a blinking cursor where you would type text) in G+ you get a little pop up that gives you some handy basic keyboard shortcuts.If you are new here and and you are looking to make your feed more active, click the two little circles labeled Find people in the icons down the left side of the G+ page.  There you can search for people you know and add them to your circles.  Circles are what G+ uses to allow you to organize your friends list.  G+ starts you off with a few default Circles to use, you just need to add people and/or pages to things you enjoy to one of those circles.  Once you have you will see grey buttons at the top of your main feed (The page you get to if you click the big Google+ icon in the top left hand corner).  The first button is the default All circles button, here you will see all of the posts of every person/page you have added to any of your circles.  Next to the All button you will see buttons with the names of your circles.  If you click one of them you will of course see just posts from people/pages in that circle, but also on the rightish side, not quite at the top of the page, you will find a button that says Settings.  That is a drop down that gives you two check boxes.  One is "Show posts in home stream" the other is "Get Notified of new posts".  They pretty much do what they say, and "get notified" means any posts from this circle will make the number between your name and the + Share button in the top right hand corner increment and go red.  You can click that number at any time (even if it's red and 0) to get a drop down window which will show a condensed version of all posts from circles you get notified about. It will also notify you any time someone circles you back, and any +1s you have received in posts or comments you have made. As well as, comments in posts you have also commented on. On this Settings button you will also see a grey area that says Amount.  If you hover over that you get to choose More, Standard, or Fewer.  Which controls how frequently the posts from that circle appear in your feed.If you combine the above tools with the fact that you can change the name of any circle, add as many as you like, and also have people in more than one circle, you have very granular control over what posts you see and when, and exactly who can see your posts.  You can also share your circles with other people, as I have done below.  If you click the View shared circle button below, you will be able to see all the pages in a circle I call, go figure, Pages.  You can look through it and if you like everything you can just add the whole circle as a new circle.  Or, you can pick and choose which things you find interesting and add just them to your own circle that you already have or create a new circle.  Moving stuff from circle to circle is as easy and dragging the rectangle for that particular page/person and dropping onto the circle you want it to be in.  You could also just add this circle in full and then just delete the stuff you don't want (little x in top right hand corner of each rectangle when you hover over it).  Or just view this circle to get ideas for what sort of stuff can be searched for, and use the search box at the top of the Find people/Circle page to find stuff you like.Now once you have some friends added to circles, and pages/people you would like to follow added as well, your feed will get much more interesting. Now on to posting your own stuff.  In the Share what's new... field at the top of pages, you can of course type anything you like2013-05-03 19:55:12143001
Science on Google+60,330Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages categorized by discipline: http://goo.gl/WCohTLinks to shared science circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.Science on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxX#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2013-03-17 13:29:4424071916
Justin Fournier534Tech Engage CircleHello Everyone just following the footsteps of +martin shervington  and attempting to circle share fully engaged circles with you.  Below I'm sharing a circle of definite Technology posters. If your new to this platform and needed a circle for sure fire tech news and help.  *Be sure to add and re-share this circle.*  Later Guys!2013-03-10 16:15:55296516
Science on Google+32,183Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages categorized by discipline: http://goo.gl/WCohTLinks to shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBAdd your science page to next circle: http://goo.gl/yEg7MScience on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxX #scienceeveryday  #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2013-02-08 02:05:592341310
Science on Google+13,921Ultimate Science Page CircleSpice up your stream with this nice set of Science Pages!Join the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/uhJCNApplied and Mathematical Sciences: http://goo.gl/l0prdNatural Sciences: http://goo.gl/t8ljmSocial Sciences and Communication: http://goo.gl/vqyNSAdd your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles .#scienceeveryday   #science   #publiccircles   #sharedcircles2012-12-16 17:10:4039321917
Daniel Harrington26,455SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CIRCLE! #science   #tech   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #sciencecircle   #googleplus  2012-12-13 02:01:55106014
Chris Row1,476Time to share again. Here is a good Circle of active people I have shared this one in the past, but in case you missed it here you go.2012-12-06 22:32:02491617
Chris Row1,468Here is a random circle I would like to share with you. just a bunch of random people. give it a shot you never know who you might find it here. add it, share it, enjoy it.2012-12-04 20:14:284919412
Science on Google+12,997Ultimate Science Page Circle 11.20Spice up your stream with this set of Science Pages! Did we miss your science page? Read below.Add your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#scienceeveryday   #science   #publiccircles   #sharedcircles2012-11-20 19:05:1839031112
Science on Google+12,836Ultimate Science Page Circle 11.10Spice up your stream with this set of Science Pages! Nine pages were added this week (see below if you would like to add your science page to the circle).Add your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#scienceeveryday  #science  #publiccircles  #sharedcircles  2012-11-10 13:37:5338201223
Science on Google+12,642Ultimate Science Page CircleSpice up your stream by adding this really nice set of Science Pages! Add your Profile/Page to +Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-11-04 00:18:5037321930
Science on Google+11,818Science Page Circle - 10.9.12This is a really nice set of Science Pages!  Approximately 200 pages are in +Science on Google+: A Public Database (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list), and we circled 157 Science Pages in the last two days!!! Check out the new pages by adding this circle and don't forget to share it with your friends!If you received a direct notification about this circle and would like to be added to future circles, please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/yEg7M. Thanks in advance! #scienceeveryday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-10-10 01:01:2036524247
Science on Google+11,317Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohTView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-30 12:55:041990917
Scott Sneddon0In the spirit of circle-sharing on #sciencesunday here's my science media circle (a work in progress, but please feel free to add yours and re-share. Let me know what I've missed, or if you have a source you think I should add.Thanks,2012-09-23 15:37:3623103
Science on Google+9,957Psychology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-21 11:07:33366118
Science on Google+9,821Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohTView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-16 15:43:301944511
Science on Google+9,289Science Pages- All DisciplinesThis is a really nice set of Science Pages (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list). Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-09-08 14:08:4719364760
Science on Google+9,127Biology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgwView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-01 12:45:324201015
Science on Google+8,449Psychology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-08-16 00:12:19360414
Science on Google+8,407Biology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-08-15 23:55:20422110
Science on Google+7,163Searching for Active Science Pages+Science on Google+: A Public Database currently has 150 science pages in the database (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list); however, there are many science pages on G+ that are not in the database. We would like to double this Science Page circle and share it this Sunday for   #sciencesunday ; however, we need your help. If you are curating a science page or know of an active science page that is not in the database (http://goo.gl/WCohT), please add it to the database by filling out this short form: http://goo.gl/yEg7M. We will take all of the active science pages, put them in this circle, and share it this Sunday. When you are done adding your favorite science pages, please share this post so we can reach our 300 page goal by Sunday.  Thanks!2012-07-11 15:21:1915032010
Science on Google+5,678Science Pages- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-17 16:02:37140299
Science on Google+5,678Biology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-17 15:05:40321310
The Web Resources0Brand Page Circle..Open to suggestionsTags #sharedcircles   #brandpagecircles   #circlesharing   #Brandpages  +Best Shared Circle +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Reshare +Reshare +SharedCircles +Shared Pages Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +Shared a circle with you ..2012-06-11 23:41:37258053
Science on Google+5,521Updated Science Page Circle 6/10- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles  #sharedcircles 2012-06-10 17:14:351392169
Science on Google+5,446Science Pages- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-03 18:55:35136189
Science on Google+5,446Biology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles  #sharedcircles 2012-06-03 18:12:5430115
TheFanar.com Holiday Homes919#CircleSunday #sharedcircles special unique circle continuesravel and Holidays Business PagesThis circle includes the pages of some of the most successful companies in the worldBusiness Pages , Directory for Pages shared , Shared Pages , Shared Business Pages , Directory for Pages , G+ Shared Circle Directory for Pages#hoildays #travel #directory #sharedcircles #busniess #smes #news2012-05-22 13:30:5751002
Mike Clancy4,510Science & Technology ... if you want it, this is where you'll find it. These people are interesting and active. If you're in it, share it ... if you want into it, +1 it. It's that simple!2012-04-20 03:25:1149912626
Science on Google+2,105Psychology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-14 14:19:0130428
Science on Google+1,707Science Pages- All disciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-11 13:04:06810911
Mike Clancy3,675By far my largest (and favorite) circle, this is a great list of engaged science & technology lovers. As with my sci-fi circle, +1 this if you would like to be added to the circle, share it if you're already in it and want your own circles to grow.2012-04-05 16:33:35460101733
Science on Google+1,505Psychology/Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-04 01:14:30290417
Chris Robinson19,669Science Pages- Updated 3.15.12The pages in this circle cover many important areas/disciplines including: #Anthropology , #Astronomy , #Biology , #Biotechnology , #Botany , #Chemistry , #Climatology , #Ecology , #Geography , #Geology , #Mathematics , #Nanotechnology , #Neurology , #Neuroscience , #Psychology , #Physics , and #robotics . Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends/circles.Do you want to add a Science page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post.Pages that will be included in the next circle: +NIH +LA Robotics Club +MicrobiologyBytes +Eye-Com Research +Springer Plants _______________________________Musician and Band Public Database: http://goo.gl/EhCJaShared Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-03-15 12:05:16118111713
Chris Robinson19,669Psychology Pages- Updated 3.15.12This circle covers many areas of Psychology including: #ClinicalPsychology , #CognitiveBehavioralTherapy , #CognitivePsychology , #DevelopmentalPsychology , #EducationalPsychology , #Neurology , #NeuroMarketing , #Neuroscience , #Psychotherapy , #SocialPsychology , and there is even a page devoted to +Psychology Humour! Help spread the love of Psychology by sharing this circle with your friends!Do you want to add a Psychology page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post.Pages to add to next shared circle: +NIH __________________________________Musician and Band Public Database: http://goo.gl/EhCJaShared Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-03-15 12:03:12495106
G+ Shared Circles Directory for Pages194The Science & Technology ~Pages-Only~ Circle! Add these groups and businesses to your circles with a click of a button. Each profile in this circle is a page which means that other pages can add them to circles too!If you'd like to be added to this circle, just leave a comment below.2012-03-13 19:21:241124110
Wilco Wings1,54203.03.02 Psychology, Psychiatry & MedsIf you're interested to be in this circle's next update, leave a comment. You can also suggest people for this circle.Well, let's try something new here...When you start at Google+, you get a couple of default circles, and when I think back, I had no clue what to do with it. I read a lot of tuts about circle management etc. Started over a few times (bad habit), but it didn’t really worked out for me.I tried to get a number of people interested in Google+ by demonstrating it on the screen. I noticed how confused they were.So I started over with my circle management again, now with a different approach. I took all my interests in my daily live, converted them into interest circles. When I demonstrate Google+ to people now, I don’t see those confused looks anymore, must done something right here.Most Google+ users keep there circle management for themselves (I noticed). I’m going to do the opposite here, I’m gonna share more than 40 interest circles, handpicked (except the Galaxy Nexus circle and the Chromebook circle, these are started by others shared circles).2012-02-28 22:11:3383221
Igbo Anyanwu1,792My Massive Science Circle.2012-02-27 09:14:56501014
Chris Robinson15,978Science Pages- Updated 2.13.12The pages in this circle cover many important areas/disciplines including: #Anthropology , #Astronomy , #Biology , #Biotechnology , #Botany , #Chemistry , #Climatology , #Ecology , #Geography , #Geology , #Mathematics , #Nanotechnology , #Neurology , #Neuroscience , #Psychology , and #Physics . Spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends/circles.Pages that will be included in the next circle: +Ask A Biologist +HuffPost Science +Sleep Research +Oxford SciBar +Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Society Blogger +CosmoQuest Do you want to add a Science page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post: http://goo.gl/6BRLF._________________________________________________Science Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-02-13 16:01:3910691614
Chris Robinson14,511Science in a CircleA circle is a simple shape of Euclidean geometry consisting of those points in a plane that are a given distance from a given point, the centre. The distance between any of the points and the centre is called the radius. The word "circle" derives from the Greek, kirkos "a circle," from the base ker- which means to turn or bend. The origins of the words "circus" and "circuit" are closely related. The circle has been known since before the beginning of recorded history. Natural circles would have been observed, such as the Moon, Sun, and a short plant stalk blowing in the wind on sand, which forms a circle shape in the sand. The circle is the basis for the wheel, which, with related inventions such as gears, makes much of modern civilisation possible. In mathematics, the study of the circle has helped inspire the development of geometry, astronomy, and calculus. Excerpt taken from: http://goo.gl/P21YC.Here on Google+ circle has a different meaning. It's a powerful tool for categorizing profiles and pages. Circles can be beautiful and informative, especially when they're filled with science! I am sharing 50 pages that actively disseminate scientific material; however, it would be nice to build up this circle, as well as the scientific community more generally. Please comment on the original post (http://goo.gl/V1VyI) if you know of other high quality science pages on Google+. Feel free to share this circle with your friends, and don't forget to periodically check the comments in the original post (http://goo.gl/V1VyI) to see the recommended science pages.Science pages not included in circle: +Cancer Research UK, +Environmental Health News, +Research cc: +Allison Sekuler +Robby Bowles +ScienceSunday #sciencesunday2012-01-22 20:01:1450211124
G+ Business Pages Directory5,276Selection of +Google+ Your Business Pages from M-Z SHARED CIRCLEThis is a small selection of the many pages in the directory to check out. Pages included were done more in a general way and not specific ...in any way except for being in the 2nd half of the alphabet!A fun way to find pages you may not know about! #coolpages2012-01-08 20:17:30343261218

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2015-02-20 00:56:06 (17 comments, 14 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Study Finds Helpful Features and Gaps in Digital Games and Learning

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/a-games-project-digital-learning-1785/.

A new report on how teachers use video games in classrooms identifies features they find most useful to track student learning, as well as gaps where better tools could help link games more closely to the curriculum.

The research is available for download at the A Games Project website.

Image: In Guts and Bolts, students drag and drop virtual biological parts and household objects to build bodily systems. Images courtesy: Barry Fishman.

#learning   #education   #science  

Most reshares: 42

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2015-02-19 00:03:23 (1 comments, 42 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Epigenome of More than 100 Tissue and Cell Types Mapped

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/epigenomic-cells-tissues-mapped-1778/.

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund’s Roadmap Epigenomics Program have mapped the epigenomes of more than 100 types of cells and tissues, providing new insight into which parts of the genome are used to make a particular type of cell.

The research is in Nature. (full open access)

Research: "Integrative analysis of 111 reference human epigenomes" by Roadmap Epigenomics Consortium et al. in Nature. doi:10.1038/nature14248

Image: Reference epigenomes are available for more than 100 cell and tissue types. Image courtesy of Nature and Roadmap Epigenomics Consortium.

#genetics   #epigenome  

Most plusones: 115

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2015-02-18 03:00:30 (8 comments, 38 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

Broca's Area, the Brain's Iconic Seat of Speech, Goes Silent When We Talk

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/brocas-area-speech-neuroscience-1773/.

For 150 years, the iconic Broca’s area of the brain has been recognized as the command center for human speech, including vocalization. Now, scientists at UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland are challenging this long-held assumption with new evidence that Broca’s area actually switches off when we talk out loud.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

Research: "Redefining the role of Broca’s area in speech" by Adeen Flinker, Anna Korzeniewska, Avgusta Y. Shestyuk, Piotr J. Franaszczuk, Nina F. Dronkers, Robert T. Knight, and Nathan E. Crone in PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1414491112

Image: New findings will better help map out thebrain... more »

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2015-03-03 22:44:38 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Creative Genius Driven by Distraction

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/sensory-information-creativity-psychology-1821/.

Research links creativity with inability to filter irrelevant sensory information.

The research is in Neuropsychologia. (full access paywall)

Research: "Creativity and sensory gating indexed by the P50: Selective versus leaky sensory gating in divergent thinkers and creative achievers" by Darya L. Zabelina, Daniel O’Leary, Narun Pornpattananangkul, Robin Nusslock, and Mark Beeman in Neuropsychologia doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.01.034

Image: Divergent thinking does contribute to creativity, but appears to be separate from the process of creative thinking that is associated with the leaky sensory filter. The image is for illustrative purposes only. Image credit: geralt.

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Creative Genius Driven by Distraction

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/sensory-information-creativity-psychology-1821/.

Research links creativity with inability to filter irrelevant sensory information.

The research is in Neuropsychologia. (full access paywall)

Research: "Creativity and sensory gating indexed by the P50: Selective versus leaky sensory gating in divergent thinkers and creative achievers" by Darya L. Zabelina, Daniel O’Leary, Narun Pornpattananangkul, Robin Nusslock, and Mark Beeman in Neuropsychologia doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.01.034

Image: Divergent thinking does contribute to creativity, but appears to be separate from the process of creative thinking that is associated with the leaky sensory filter. The image is for illustrative purposes only. Image credit: geralt.

#psychology   #creativity  ___

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2015-03-03 22:33:46 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Study Shows Why Some Brain Cancers Resist Treatment

Brain's GPS never stops working, even during sleep. New findings Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center may have discovered why some brain cancer patients develop resistance to standard treatments including radiation and the chemotherapy agent temozolomide.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #cancer   #brain  

Study Shows Why Some Brain Cancers Resist Treatment

Brain's GPS never stops working, even during sleep. New findings Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center may have discovered why some brain cancer patients develop resistance to standard treatments including radiation and the chemotherapy agent temozolomide.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #cancer   #brain  ___

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2015-03-03 12:54:31 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Neuron Groups, Not Single Cells, Maintain Brain Stability

TAU researchers find neural networks preserve memories better than individual neurons.

The research is in eLife. (full open access)

#neuroscience   #memory  

Neuron Groups, Not Single Cells, Maintain Brain Stability

TAU researchers find neural networks preserve memories better than individual neurons.

The research is in eLife. (full open access)

#neuroscience   #memory  ___

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2015-03-03 05:03:07 (4 comments, 13 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Sleep Walking Neurons

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/navigation-neurons-sleep-1819/.

Brain's GPS never stops working, even during sleep. New findings could help with future navigational problems associated with Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: "Internally organized mechanisms of the head direction sense" by Adrien Peyrache, Marie M Lacroix, Peter C Petersen and György Buzsáki in Nature Neuroscience doi:10.1038/nn.3968

Image: Researchers found that head direction neurons continued to code for the “virtual” direction of gaze during sleep. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Image credit:Charles Bell (1774-1842).

#sleep   #neuroscience   #navigation  

Sleep Walking Neurons

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/navigation-neurons-sleep-1819/.

Brain's GPS never stops working, even during sleep. New findings could help with future navigational problems associated with Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: "Internally organized mechanisms of the head direction sense" by Adrien Peyrache, Marie M Lacroix, Peter C Petersen and György Buzsáki in Nature Neuroscience doi:10.1038/nn.3968

Image: Researchers found that head direction neurons continued to code for the “virtual” direction of gaze during sleep. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Image credit:Charles Bell (1774-1842).

#sleep   #neuroscience   #navigation  ___

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2015-03-03 02:38:38 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

How an FDA Approved Drug Boosts Myelin Synthesis

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/myelin-synthesis-stem-cells-1818/.

Transplanted human stem cells treated with drug boost myelin synthesis and improve auditory function in a preclinical study.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: "Anti-Muscarinic Adjunct Therapy Accelerates Functional Human Oligodendrocyte Repair" by Kavitha Abiraman, Suyog U. Pol, Melanie A. O'Bara, Guang-Di Chen, Zainab M. Khaku, Jing Wang, David Thorn, Bansi H. Vedia, Ezinne C. Ekwegbalu, Jun-Xu Li, Richard J. Salvi, and Fraser J. Sim in Journal of Neuroscience doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3510-14.2015

Image: The brainstem of a myelin-deficient mouse that received a transplant of human OPCs a few days after birth and was then treated with the drug... more »

How an FDA Approved Drug Boosts Myelin Synthesis

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/myelin-synthesis-stem-cells-1818/.

Transplanted human stem cells treated with drug boost myelin synthesis and improve auditory function in a preclinical study.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: "Anti-Muscarinic Adjunct Therapy Accelerates Functional Human Oligodendrocyte Repair" by Kavitha Abiraman, Suyog U. Pol, Melanie A. O'Bara, Guang-Di Chen, Zainab M. Khaku, Jing Wang, David Thorn, Bansi H. Vedia, Ezinne C. Ekwegbalu, Jun-Xu Li, Richard J. Salvi, and Fraser J. Sim in Journal of Neuroscience doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3510-14.2015

Image: The brainstem of a myelin-deficient mouse that received a transplant of human OPCs a few days after birth and was then treated with the drug solifenacin. Daily treatment enhanced the capacity of human cells (labeled in green) to produce myelin (shown in red), which led to improved hearing in the mouse. Image credit: Fraser J. Sim, University at Buffalo.

#myelin   #neurology   #genetics  ___

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2015-03-03 01:04:52 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Alzheimer's Amyloid Clumps Found in Young Adult Brains

Lifelong accumulation of amyloid in neurons may contribute to Alzheimer’s.

The research is in Brain. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #alzheimers  

Alzheimer's Amyloid Clumps Found in Young Adult Brains

Lifelong accumulation of amyloid in neurons may contribute to Alzheimer’s.

The research is in Brain. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #alzheimers  ___

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2015-03-03 00:44:27 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Scientists Crack a Piece of the Neural Code for Learning and Memory

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/electrophysiology-memory-learning-auditory-cortex-1816/.

Postmortem brain slices can be “read” to determine how a mouse was trained to behave in response to specific sounds.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

Research: "Selective corticostriatal plasticity during acquisition of an auditory discrimination task" by Qiaojie Xiong, Petr Znamenskiy and Anthony M. Zador in Nature doi:10.1038/nature14225

Image: Zador's team trained rats to associate specific tones with a reward. Changes in the tone signaled the animal to look for a reward either on the left or right side of a training box.The team later deciphered the neural code with which the animals encoded memories of these decisions. Evenaft... more »

Scientists Crack a Piece of the Neural Code for Learning and Memory

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/electrophysiology-memory-learning-auditory-cortex-1816/.

Postmortem brain slices can be “read” to determine how a mouse was trained to behave in response to specific sounds.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

Research: "Selective corticostriatal plasticity during acquisition of an auditory discrimination task" by Qiaojie Xiong, Petr Znamenskiy and Anthony M. Zador in Nature doi:10.1038/nature14225

Image: Zador's team trained rats to associate specific tones with a reward. Changes in the tone signaled the animal to look for a reward either on the left or right side of a training box.The team later deciphered the neural code with which the animals encoded memories of these decisions. Even after the animals had died, the scientists could "read the minds of these rats.” Image adapted from the Cold Spring Harbor press release.

#learning   #memory   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-03-03 00:33:06 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Basal Forebrain Neurons Fine Tune Consciousness by Synchronizing Brain Rhythms

Like musical sounds, different states of mind are defined by distinct, characteristic waveforms, recognizable frequencies and rhythms in the electrical field of the brain. When the brain is alert and performing complex computations, the cerebral cortex, the wrinkled outer surface of the brain, thrums with cortical band oscillations in the gamma wavelength; in some neurological disorders like schizophrenia, these waves are out of tune and the rhythm is out of sync.

The research is in PNAS. (full open access)

#neuroscience  

Basal Forebrain Neurons Fine Tune Consciousness by Synchronizing Brain Rhythms

Like musical sounds, different states of mind are defined by distinct, characteristic waveforms, recognizable frequencies and rhythms in the electrical field of the brain. When the brain is alert and performing complex computations, the cerebral cortex, the wrinkled outer surface of the brain, thrums with cortical band oscillations in the gamma wavelength; in some neurological disorders like schizophrenia, these waves are out of tune and the rhythm is out of sync.

The research is in PNAS. (full open access)

#neuroscience  ___

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2015-03-02 22:56:33 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

New Genetic Target Identified in Fight Against Neurodegenerative Disease

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/trem2-genetics-ms-alzheimers-1814/.

Highlighting a potential target in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests that triggering a protein found on the surface of brain cells may help slow the progression of these and other neurological diseases.

The research is in Cell and Acta Neuropathologica. (full access paywall)

Research: "TREM2 lipid sensing sustain microglial response in an Alzheimer's disease model" by Wang Y, Cella M, Mallinson K, Ulrich JD, Young KL, Robinette ML, Gilfillan S, Krishnan GM, Sudhakar S, Zinselmeyer BH, Holtzman DM, Cirrito JR, and Colonna M. in Cell doi:10.1016/j.cell.2015.01.049
"TREM2 regulates microglial cell activation in response to... more »

New Genetic Target Identified in Fight Against Neurodegenerative Disease

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/trem2-genetics-ms-alzheimers-1814/.

Highlighting a potential target in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests that triggering a protein found on the surface of brain cells may help slow the progression of these and other neurological diseases.

The research is in Cell and Acta Neuropathologica. (full access paywall)

Research: "TREM2 lipid sensing sustain microglial response in an Alzheimer's disease model" by Wang Y, Cella M, Mallinson K, Ulrich JD, Young KL, Robinette ML, Gilfillan S, Krishnan GM, Sudhakar S, Zinselmeyer BH, Holtzman DM, Cirrito JR, and Colonna M. in Cell doi:10.1016/j.cell.2015.01.049
"TREM2 regulates microglial cell activation in response to demyelination in vivo"  by Cantoni C, Bollman B, Licastro D, Xie M, Mikesell R, Schmidt R, Yuede CM, Galimberti D, Olivecrona G, Klein RS, Cross AH, and Otero K, Piccio L. in Acta Neuropathologica DOI:10.1007/s00401-015-1388-1

Image: Normal microglia (red) surround Alzheimer's plaques. Image credit: Yaming Wang/Bernd Zinselmeyer.

#multiplesclerosis   #alzheimers   #genetics  ___

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2015-02-28 01:29:50 (0 comments, 18 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

A Gene for Brain Size

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neural-stem-cells-arhgap11b-1812/.

Following the traces of evolution: Max Planck Researchers find a key to the reproduction of brain stem cells.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

Research: "Human-specific gene ARHGAP11B promotes basal progenitor amplification and neocortex expansion" by Marta Florio, Mareike Albert, Elena Taverna, Takashi Namba, Holger Brandl, Eric Lewitus, Christiane Haffner, Alex Sykes, Fong Kuan Wong, Jula Peters, Elaine Guhr, Sylvia Klemroth, Kay Prüfer, Janet Kelso, Ronald Naumann, Ina Nüsslein, Andreas Dahl, Robert Lachmann, Svante Pääbo, and Wieland B. Huttner in Science doi:10.1126/science.aaa1975

Image: This picture shows a cerebral cortex of an embryonic mouse. The cell nuclei are marked in blue and thedee... more »

A Gene for Brain Size

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neural-stem-cells-arhgap11b-1812/.

Following the traces of evolution: Max Planck Researchers find a key to the reproduction of brain stem cells.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

Research: "Human-specific gene ARHGAP11B promotes basal progenitor amplification and neocortex expansion" by Marta Florio, Mareike Albert, Elena Taverna, Takashi Namba, Holger Brandl, Eric Lewitus, Christiane Haffner, Alex Sykes, Fong Kuan Wong, Jula Peters, Elaine Guhr, Sylvia Klemroth, Kay Prüfer, Janet Kelso, Ronald Naumann, Ina Nüsslein, Andreas Dahl, Robert Lachmann, Svante Pääbo, and Wieland B. Huttner in Science doi:10.1126/science.aaa1975

Image: This picture shows a cerebral cortex of an embryonic mouse. The cell nuclei are marked in blue and the deep-layer neurons in red. The human-specific gene ARHGAP11B was selectively expressed in the right half of the brain, which is visible by the folding of the neocortical surface. Image credit:  MPI f. Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics.

#genetics   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-02-28 01:05:27 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Neurons Controlling Appetite Made from Skin Cells

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/hypothalamic-neurons-stem-cells-1811/.

Cells provide individualized model for studying obesity and testing treatments.

The research is in JCI. (full open access)

Research: "Differentiation of hypothalamic-like neurons from human pluripotent stem cells" by Liheng Wang, Kana Meece, Damian J. Williams, Kinyui Alice Lo, Matthew Zimmer, Garrett Heinrich, Jayne Martin Carli, Charles A. Leduc, Lei Sun, Lori M. Zeltser, Matthew Freeby, Robin Goland, Stephen H. Tsang, Sharon L. Wardlaw, Dieter Egli, and Rudolph L. Leibel in Journal of Clinical Investigation doi:10.1172/JCI79220

Image: Columbia researchers have developed a method to generate hypothalamic-like neurons from human pluripotent stem cells. The hypothalamic cells, which are... more »

Neurons Controlling Appetite Made from Skin Cells

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/hypothalamic-neurons-stem-cells-1811/.

Cells provide individualized model for studying obesity and testing treatments.

The research is in JCI. (full open access)

Research: "Differentiation of hypothalamic-like neurons from human pluripotent stem cells" by Liheng Wang, Kana Meece, Damian J. Williams, Kinyui Alice Lo, Matthew Zimmer, Garrett Heinrich, Jayne Martin Carli, Charles A. Leduc, Lei Sun, Lori M. Zeltser, Matthew Freeby, Robin Goland, Stephen H. Tsang, Sharon L. Wardlaw, Dieter Egli, and Rudolph L. Leibel in Journal of Clinical Investigation doi:10.1172/JCI79220

Image: Columbia researchers have developed a method to generate hypothalamic-like neurons from human pluripotent stem cells. The hypothalamic cells, which are ordinarily inaccessible for direct investigation, will help the researchers study obesity. Image credit: Laboratory of Rudolph Leibel.

#genetics   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-02-27 22:33:43 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Study Challenges Theory on Unconscious Memory System in the Brain

A new study by a UT Dallas researcher challenges a long-accepted scientific theory about the role the hippocampus plays in our unconscious memory.

The research is in NeuroImage. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience   #eeg   #memory  

Study Challenges Theory on Unconscious Memory System in the Brain

A new study by a UT Dallas researcher challenges a long-accepted scientific theory about the role the hippocampus plays in our unconscious memory.

The research is in NeuroImage. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience   #eeg   #memory  ___

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2015-02-27 16:15:09 (9 comments, 9 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Left or Right? The Brain Knows Before You Move

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/motor-movement-planning-neural-network-1810/.

Scientists at Janelia Research Campus have identified a neural circuit that connects motor planning to movement.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

Research: “A motor cortex circuit for motor planning and movement” by Nuo Li, Tsai-Wen Chen, Zengcai V. Guo, Charles R. Gerfen and Karel Svoboda in Nature. doi:10.1038/nature14178

Image: Scientists had found about an equal number of cells on both sides of the premotor cortex whose activity was associated with movement to the left side of the body; the same was true for neurons associated with movement to the right side of the body. Image adapted from the HHMI press release.

#neuroscience  

Left or Right? The Brain Knows Before You Move

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/motor-movement-planning-neural-network-1810/.

Scientists at Janelia Research Campus have identified a neural circuit that connects motor planning to movement.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

Research: “A motor cortex circuit for motor planning and movement” by Nuo Li, Tsai-Wen Chen, Zengcai V. Guo, Charles R. Gerfen and Karel Svoboda in Nature. doi:10.1038/nature14178

Image: Scientists had found about an equal number of cells on both sides of the premotor cortex whose activity was associated with movement to the left side of the body; the same was true for neurons associated with movement to the right side of the body. Image adapted from the HHMI press release.

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2015-02-27 03:29:12 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Bumblebees Make False Memories Too

The new study is the first to explore false memories in any non-human animals, the researchers say. They now suspect that the phenomenon may be widespread in the animal kingdom.

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience   #memory  

Bumblebees Make False Memories Too

The new study is the first to explore false memories in any non-human animals, the researchers say. They now suspect that the phenomenon may be widespread in the animal kingdom.

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience   #memory  ___

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2015-02-27 02:12:47 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Study Identifies Neurons That Help Predict What Another Individual Will Do

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/social-interaction-acc-neurons-1808/.

Every day we make decisions based on predicting what someone else will do - from deciding whether the driver approaching an intersection will stop for the red light to determining whether a particular negotiation strategy will result in a desired outcome. Now a study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has discovered two groups of neurons that play key roles in social interactions between primates - one that is activated when deciding whether to cooperate with another individual and another group involved in predicting what the other will do.

The research is in Cell. (full access paywall)

Research: "Neuronal Prediction of Opponent’s Behavior during Cooperative SocialI... more »

Study Identifies Neurons That Help Predict What Another Individual Will Do

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/social-interaction-acc-neurons-1808/.

Every day we make decisions based on predicting what someone else will do - from deciding whether the driver approaching an intersection will stop for the red light to determining whether a particular negotiation strategy will result in a desired outcome. Now a study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has discovered two groups of neurons that play key roles in social interactions between primates - one that is activated when deciding whether to cooperate with another individual and another group involved in predicting what the other will do.

The research is in Cell. (full access paywall)

Research: "Neuronal Prediction of Opponent’s Behavior during Cooperative Social Interchange in Primates" by Keren Haroush and Ziv M. Williams in Cell doi:10.1016/j.cell.2015.01.045

Image: In a version of the classic Prisoner's Dilemma game, two monkeys are each given the opportunity to choose one of two symbols -- the circle indicating cooperation with the other animal and the triangle indicting defection. How much juice each monkey receives depends on the choices of both animals; so each monkey must predict what the other will choose in order to maximize the juice reward. A new MGH study has identified a group of neurons activated in brains of these monkeys when they predict the as-yet unknown intentions of the other animals. Image credit: Katie Ris-Vicari/Cell.

#psychology   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-02-27 01:51:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Researchers Develop Method for Mapping Neuron Clusters

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuron-cluster-mapping-neuroscience-1807/.

A team of scientists has developed a method for identifying clusters of neurons that work in concert to guide behavior.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: "Natural Grouping of Neural Responses Reveals Spatially Segregated Clusters in Prearcuate Cortex" by Roozbeh Kiani, Christopher J. Cueva, John B. Reppas, Diogo Peixoto, Stephen I. Ryu, and William T. Newsome in Neuron doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2015.02.014

Image: A team of scientists has developed a method for identifying clusters of neurons that work in concert to guide  behavior. Their findings address a long-standing mystery about the organization of the prefrontal cortex (PFC)—one of the most recentlyev... more »

Researchers Develop Method for Mapping Neuron Clusters

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuron-cluster-mapping-neuroscience-1807/.

A team of scientists has developed a method for identifying clusters of neurons that work in concert to guide behavior.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: "Natural Grouping of Neural Responses Reveals Spatially Segregated Clusters in Prearcuate Cortex" by Roozbeh Kiani, Christopher J. Cueva, John B. Reppas, Diogo Peixoto, Stephen I. Ryu, and William T. Newsome in Neuron doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2015.02.014

Image: A team of scientists has developed a method for identifying clusters of neurons that work in concert to guide  behavior. Their findings address a long-standing mystery about the organization of the prefrontal cortex (PFC)—one of the most recently evolved parts of the primate brain that underlies complex cognitive functions. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Image credit: Fotis Bobolas.

#neuroscience   #neurons  ___

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2015-02-27 00:40:31 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Intermediary Neuron Acts as Synaptic Cloaking Device

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/synapses-somatostatin-neocortex-1806/.

Researchers find that somatostatin neurons regulate synaptic activity in the neocortex.

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

Research: "Neocortical Somatostatin Neurons Reversibly Silence Excitatory Transmission via GABAb Receptors" by Joanna Urban-Ciecko, Erika E. Fanselow, and Alison L. Barth in Current Biology doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.01.035

Image: Researchers with Carnegie Mellon's BrainHub have discovered a mechanism for synaptic cloaking in the brain's neo-cortex. Image credit: Carnegie Mellon University.

#neuroscience   #synapses  

Intermediary Neuron Acts as Synaptic Cloaking Device

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/synapses-somatostatin-neocortex-1806/.

Researchers find that somatostatin neurons regulate synaptic activity in the neocortex.

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

Research: "Neocortical Somatostatin Neurons Reversibly Silence Excitatory Transmission via GABAb Receptors" by Joanna Urban-Ciecko, Erika E. Fanselow, and Alison L. Barth in Current Biology doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.01.035

Image: Researchers with Carnegie Mellon's BrainHub have discovered a mechanism for synaptic cloaking in the brain's neo-cortex. Image credit: Carnegie Mellon University.

#neuroscience   #synapses  ___

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2015-02-26 23:41:19 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Optogenetic Stimulation of the Brain to Control Pain

A new study by a University of Texas at Arlington physics team in collaboration with bioengineering and psychology researchers shows for the first time how a small area of the brain can be optically stimulated to control pain.

The research is in PLOS ONE. (full open access)

#pain   #optogeneitcs   #neuroscience  

Optogenetic Stimulation of the Brain to Control Pain

A new study by a University of Texas at Arlington physics team in collaboration with bioengineering and psychology researchers shows for the first time how a small area of the brain can be optically stimulated to control pain.

The research is in PLOS ONE. (full open access)

#pain   #optogeneitcs   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-02-26 23:14:31 (3 comments, 20 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Study Maps Extroversion Types in the Brain's Anatomy

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/mri-gray-matter-brain-extroverts-1804/.

Everyday experience and psychological studies alike tell us that there are two different types of extroverts: The gregarious "people-persons" who find reward in sharing affection and affiliation with others, and the ambitious "go-getters" who flash those bright-white smiles in their pursuit of achievement and leadership agendas. A new study shows that these overlapping yet distinct personalities have commensurately overlapping yet distinct signatures in the anatomy of the brain.

The research is in Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: "The neuroanatomical delineation of agentic and affiliative extraversion" by Erica N. Grodin and Tara L.... more »

Study Maps Extroversion Types in the Brain's Anatomy

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/mri-gray-matter-brain-extroverts-1804/.

Everyday experience and psychological studies alike tell us that there are two different types of extroverts: The gregarious "people-persons" who find reward in sharing affection and affiliation with others, and the ambitious "go-getters" who flash those bright-white smiles in their pursuit of achievement and leadership agendas. A new study shows that these overlapping yet distinct personalities have commensurately overlapping yet distinct signatures in the anatomy of the brain.

The research is in Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: "The neuroanatomical delineation of agentic and affiliative extraversion" by Erica N. Grodin and Tara L. White in Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience doi:10.3758/s13415-014-0331-6

Image: Voxel-based morphometry allows researchers to detect the volume of gray matter in different regions of the brain. Areas marked in red are associated with higher volumes in people exhibiting the personality trait of agentic extroversion. Image credit: White lab/Brown University.

#psychology   #neuroimaging  ___

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2015-02-26 21:00:56 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Sobering Effect of Oxytocin

Oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the 'love' or 'cuddle' hormone, has a legendary status in popular culture due to its vital role in social and sexual behaviour and long-term bonding.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

#oxytocin   #alcohol   #psychology  

Sobering Effect of Oxytocin

Oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the 'love' or 'cuddle' hormone, has a legendary status in popular culture due to its vital role in social and sexual behaviour and long-term bonding.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

#oxytocin   #alcohol   #psychology  ___

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2015-02-26 20:29:49 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Study Shows How the Brain Can Trigger a Deep Sleep

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/preoptic-hypothalamus-deeper-sleep-1803/.

Scientists have discovered that switching on one area of the brain chemically can trigger a deep sleep.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: "Neuronal ensembles sufficient for recovery sleep and the sedative actions of α2 adrenergic agonists" by Zhe Zhang, Valentina Ferretti, İlke Güntan, Alessandro Moro, Eleonora A Steinberg, Zhiwen Ye, Anna Y Zecharia, Xiao Yu, Alexei L Vyssotski, Stephen G Brickley, Raquel Yustos, Zoe E Pillidge, Edward C Harding, William Wisden & Nicholas P Franks in Nature Neuroscience doi:10.1038/nn.3957

Image: Following a period of sleep deprivation, the brain triggers a process that leads to a deep recovery sleep. Theim... more »

Study Shows How the Brain Can Trigger a Deep Sleep

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/preoptic-hypothalamus-deeper-sleep-1803/.

Scientists have discovered that switching on one area of the brain chemically can trigger a deep sleep.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: "Neuronal ensembles sufficient for recovery sleep and the sedative actions of α2 adrenergic agonists" by Zhe Zhang, Valentina Ferretti, İlke Güntan, Alessandro Moro, Eleonora A Steinberg, Zhiwen Ye, Anna Y Zecharia, Xiao Yu, Alexei L Vyssotski, Stephen G Brickley, Raquel Yustos, Zoe E Pillidge, Edward C Harding, William Wisden & Nicholas P Franks in Nature Neuroscience doi:10.1038/nn.3957

Image: Following a period of sleep deprivation, the brain triggers a process that leads to a deep recovery sleep. The image adapted from the Imperial College London press release.

#sleep   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-02-26 02:22:34 (4 comments, 25 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Scientists Uncover New Role for Neurotransmitter That Helps Fight Infection

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/acetylcholine-immune-response-1801/.

Scientists have shed new light on the complexities of the immune system that could help develop vaccines to boost natural defences against disease.

The research is in PLOS Pathogens. (full open access)

Research: "The M3 Muscarinic Receptor Is Required for Optimal Adaptive Immunity to Helminth and Bacterial Infection" by Matthew Darby, Corinna Schnoeller, Alykhan Vira, Fiona Culley, Saeeda Bobat, Erin Logan, Frank Kirstein, Jürgen Wess, Adam F. Cunningham, Frank Brombacher, Murray E. Selkirk, and William G. C. Horsnell in PLOS Pathogens doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1004636

Image: Researchers showed acetylcholine is important for the production of cytokines. Image adapted... more »

Scientists Uncover New Role for Neurotransmitter That Helps Fight Infection

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/acetylcholine-immune-response-1801/.

Scientists have shed new light on the complexities of the immune system that could help develop vaccines to boost natural defences against disease.

The research is in PLOS Pathogens. (full open access)

Research: "The M3 Muscarinic Receptor Is Required for Optimal Adaptive Immunity to Helminth and Bacterial Infection" by Matthew Darby, Corinna Schnoeller, Alykhan Vira, Fiona Culley, Saeeda Bobat, Erin Logan, Frank Kirstein, Jürgen Wess, Adam F. Cunningham, Frank Brombacher, Murray E. Selkirk, and William G. C. Horsnell in PLOS Pathogens doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1004636

Image: Researchers showed acetylcholine is important for the production of cytokines. Image adapted from the Imperial College London press release.

#neuroscience   #neurotransmitters  ___

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2015-02-26 00:47:15 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Researchers Redefine Role of Brain’s ‘Hunger Circuit’

Using techniques developed only over the past few years, UC San Francisco researchers have completed experiments that overturn the scientific consensus on how the brain’s “hunger circuit” governs eating.

The research is in Cell. (full access paywall)

#hunger   #neuroscience  

Researchers Redefine Role of Brain’s ‘Hunger Circuit’

Using techniques developed only over the past few years, UC San Francisco researchers have completed experiments that overturn the scientific consensus on how the brain’s “hunger circuit” governs eating.

The research is in Cell. (full access paywall)

#hunger   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-02-25 23:31:48 (3 comments, 15 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

3D Printed Guides Can Help Restore Function in Damaged Nerves

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/nerve-repair-3d-printing-bioengineering-1800/

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have succeeded in using a 3D printed guide to help nerves damaged in traumatic incidents repair themselves.

The research is in Biomaterials. (full open access)

Research: "Nerve guides manufactured from photocurable polymers to aid peripheral nerve repair" by Christopher J. Pateman, Adam J. Harding, Adam Glen, Caroline S. Taylor, Claire R. Christmas, Peter P. Robinson, Steve Rimmer, Fiona M. Boissonade, Frederik Claeyssens, and John W. Haycock in Biomaterials doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.01.055

Image: Current methods of repairing nerve damage require surgery to suture or graft the nerve endings, a practice which often yields... more »

3D Printed Guides Can Help Restore Function in Damaged Nerves

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/nerve-repair-3d-printing-bioengineering-1800/

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have succeeded in using a 3D printed guide to help nerves damaged in traumatic incidents repair themselves.

The research is in Biomaterials. (full open access)

Research: "Nerve guides manufactured from photocurable polymers to aid peripheral nerve repair" by Christopher J. Pateman, Adam J. Harding, Adam Glen, Caroline S. Taylor, Claire R. Christmas, Peter P. Robinson, Steve Rimmer, Fiona M. Boissonade, Frederik Claeyssens, and John W. Haycock in Biomaterials doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.01.055

Image: Current methods of repairing nerve damage require surgery to suture or graft the nerve endings, a practice which often yields imperfect results. The image is for illustrative purposes only and is in the public domain.

#neuroscience   #3dprinting   #technology  ___

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2015-02-25 23:04:01 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Navigating Nerve Fibers Take Different Shapes

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuron-growth-neurodevelopment-1796/.

An analysis of how nerve fibers make vital connections during brain development could aid the understanding of how some cognitive disorders occur.

The research is in BMC Biology. (full access paywall)

Research: "The dynamics of growth cone morphology" by Geoffrey J Goodhill, Richard A Faville, Daniel J Sutherland, Brendan A Bicknell, Andrew W Thompson, Zac Pujic, Biao Sun, Elizabeth M Kita and Ethan K Scott in BMC Biology doi:10.1186/s12915-015-0115-7

Image: Nerve fibre tips have extremely complex shapes. Image credit: Zac Pujic.

#neuroscience   #science  

Navigating Nerve Fibers Take Different Shapes

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuron-growth-neurodevelopment-1796/.

An analysis of how nerve fibers make vital connections during brain development could aid the understanding of how some cognitive disorders occur.

The research is in BMC Biology. (full access paywall)

Research: "The dynamics of growth cone morphology" by Geoffrey J Goodhill, Richard A Faville, Daniel J Sutherland, Brendan A Bicknell, Andrew W Thompson, Zac Pujic, Biao Sun, Elizabeth M Kita and Ethan K Scott in BMC Biology doi:10.1186/s12915-015-0115-7

Image: Nerve fibre tips have extremely complex shapes. Image credit: Zac Pujic.

#neuroscience   #science  ___

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2015-02-25 22:29:34 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Hidden Gene Gives Hope for Improving Brain Function

Discovery of Gomafu function increases understanding of its role in psychiatric disease.

The research is in Biological Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

#genetics   #psychiatry   #neuroscience  

Hidden Gene Gives Hope for Improving Brain Function

Discovery of Gomafu function increases understanding of its role in psychiatric disease.

The research is in Biological Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

#genetics   #psychiatry   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-02-25 22:18:19 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Study Shows Decreased Aggressive Behavior Toward Strangers in ASD Model

While aggression toward caregivers and peers is a challenge faced by many individuals and families dealing with autism, there has been much speculation in the media over the possibility of generally heightened aggression in those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. A new study by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) found no evidence of increased aggressive behavior toward strangers in an animal model of the condition.

The research is in Genes, Brain and Behavior. (full access paywall)

#asd   #autism   #psychology  

Study Shows Decreased Aggressive Behavior Toward Strangers in ASD Model

While aggression toward caregivers and peers is a challenge faced by many individuals and families dealing with autism, there has been much speculation in the media over the possibility of generally heightened aggression in those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. A new study by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) found no evidence of increased aggressive behavior toward strangers in an animal model of the condition.

The research is in Genes, Brain and Behavior. (full access paywall)

#asd   #autism   #psychology  ___

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2015-02-25 03:21:32 (1 comments, 21 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

How Brain Waves Guide Memory Formation

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/memory-brain-waves-neuroscience-1795/.

Neurons hum at different frequencies to tell the brain which memories it should store.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: "Frequency-specific hippocampal-prefrontal interactions during associative learning" by Scott L Brincat and Earl K Miller in Nature Neuroscience doi:10.1038/nn.3954

Image: Two areas of the brain use two different brain-wave frequencies to communicate as the brain learns to associate unrelated objects. Image credit: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT.

#neuroscience   #memory   #learning  

How Brain Waves Guide Memory Formation

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/memory-brain-waves-neuroscience-1795/.

Neurons hum at different frequencies to tell the brain which memories it should store.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: "Frequency-specific hippocampal-prefrontal interactions during associative learning" by Scott L Brincat and Earl K Miller in Nature Neuroscience doi:10.1038/nn.3954

Image: Two areas of the brain use two different brain-wave frequencies to communicate as the brain learns to associate unrelated objects. Image credit: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT.

#neuroscience   #memory   #learning  ___

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2015-02-25 00:55:51 (0 comments, 14 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Deconstructing Mental Illness Through Ultradian Rhythms

Might living a structured life with regularly established meal times and early bedtimes lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness? That's what's suggested in a study led by Kai-Florian Storch, PhD, of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University.

The research is in eLife. (full open access)

#ultradianrhythm #neuroscience  

Deconstructing Mental Illness Through Ultradian Rhythms

Might living a structured life with regularly established meal times and early bedtimes lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness? That's what's suggested in a study led by Kai-Florian Storch, PhD, of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University.

The research is in eLife. (full open access)

#ultradianrhythm #neuroscience  ___

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2015-02-23 03:15:46 (4 comments, 22 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Highly Processed Foods Linked to Addictive Eating

A new University of Michigan study confirms what has long been suspected: highly processed foods like chocolate, pizza and French fries are among the most addictive.

The research is in PLOS ONE. (full open access)

#psychology   #addiction   #food  

Highly Processed Foods Linked to Addictive Eating

A new University of Michigan study confirms what has long been suspected: highly processed foods like chocolate, pizza and French fries are among the most addictive.

The research is in PLOS ONE. (full open access)

#psychology   #addiction   #food  ___

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2015-02-23 01:29:24 (2 comments, 12 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Experimenting Preteens May Have Different Brain Processes

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurology-preteen-experimental-neurodevelopment-1793/.

Preteens who experiment or explore new things may have brain processes that work differently than those of preteens who do not, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015.

Image: Activity in the putamen and insula seemed to influence the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex, rather than the other way around. This image is for illustrative purposes only. The image is available in the public domain.

#neurology   #development   #brain  

Experimenting Preteens May Have Different Brain Processes

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurology-preteen-experimental-neurodevelopment-1793/.

Preteens who experiment or explore new things may have brain processes that work differently than those of preteens who do not, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015.

Image: Activity in the putamen and insula seemed to influence the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex, rather than the other way around. This image is for illustrative purposes only. The image is available in the public domain.

#neurology   #development   #brain  ___

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2015-02-21 01:01:12 (1 comments, 9 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Neck Pain Can be Changed Through Altered Visual Feedback

Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain.

The research is in Psychological Science. (full access paywall)

#pain   #virtualreality   #neuroscience  

Neck Pain Can be Changed Through Altered Visual Feedback

Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain.

The research is in Psychological Science. (full access paywall)

#pain   #virtualreality   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-02-20 22:23:50 (1 comments, 15 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Diabetes and Depression Predict Dementia Risk in People with MCI

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/dementia-diabetes-mci-neurology-1790/.

People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, finds a new review led by UCL researchers.

The research is in American Journal of Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

Research: "Modifiable Predictors of Dementia in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" by Claudia Cooper, Ph.D., M.R.C.Psych.; Andrew Sommerlad, M.R.C.Psych.; Constantine G. Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S.; and Gill Livingston, M.D., F.R.C.Psych. in American Journal of Psychiatry doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14070878

Image: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a state between normal ageing and dementia,... more »

Diabetes and Depression Predict Dementia Risk in People with MCI

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/dementia-diabetes-mci-neurology-1790/.

People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, finds a new review led by UCL researchers.

The research is in American Journal of Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

Research: "Modifiable Predictors of Dementia in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" by Claudia Cooper, Ph.D., M.R.C.Psych.; Andrew Sommerlad, M.R.C.Psych.; Constantine G. Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S.; and Gill Livingston, M.D., F.R.C.Psych. in American Journal of Psychiatry doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14070878

Image: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a state between normal ageing and dementia, where someone’s mind is functioning less well than would be expected for their age. This image is for illustrative purposes only. This image is credited to Center For Functional Imaging, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI).

#neurology   #dementia   #diabetes  ___

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2015-02-20 21:41:30 (1 comments, 16 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Epigenomics of Alzheimer's Disease Progression

http://neurosciencenews.com/alzheimers-epigenomics-genetics-1789/

Study of epigenomic modifications reveals immune basis of Alzheimer's disease.

The research is in Nature. (full open access)

Research: "Escape from crossover interference increases with maternal age" by Elizabeta Gjoneska, Andreas R. Pfenning, Hansruedi Mathys, Gerald Quon, Anshul Kundaje, Li-Huei Tsai and Manolis Kellis in Nature doi:10.1038/nature14252

Image: Previous studies of the genomes of Alzheimer’s patients had identified common genetic variants associated with the disease, but scientists did not know how these DNA variants could contribute to the disease, since the majority of them are found outside of protein-coding regions. This image credited to the researchers.

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Epigenomics of Alzheimer's Disease Progression

http://neurosciencenews.com/alzheimers-epigenomics-genetics-1789/

Study of epigenomic modifications reveals immune basis of Alzheimer's disease.

The research is in Nature. (full open access)

Research: "Escape from crossover interference increases with maternal age" by Elizabeta Gjoneska, Andreas R. Pfenning, Hansruedi Mathys, Gerald Quon, Anshul Kundaje, Li-Huei Tsai and Manolis Kellis in Nature doi:10.1038/nature14252

Image: Previous studies of the genomes of Alzheimer’s patients had identified common genetic variants associated with the disease, but scientists did not know how these DNA variants could contribute to the disease, since the majority of them are found outside of protein-coding regions. This image credited to the researchers.

#alzheimers   #genetics   #neurology  ___

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2015-02-20 20:26:15 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

New Clues to Causes of Birth Defects

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found a possible clue to why older mothers face a higher risk for having babies born with conditions such as Down syndrome that are characterized by abnormal chromosome numbers.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

#genetics   #neuroscience  

New Clues to Causes of Birth Defects

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found a possible clue to why older mothers face a higher risk for having babies born with conditions such as Down syndrome that are characterized by abnormal chromosome numbers.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

#genetics   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-02-20 20:02:21 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

New ALS Gene and Signaling Pathways Identified

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/als-tbk1-gene-motor-neuron-genetics-1787/.

Findings point to potential therapeutic targets.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

Research: “Exome sequencing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis identifies risk genes and pathways” by Elizabeth T. Cirulli et al. in Science. doi:10.1126/science.aaa3650

Image: Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived motor neurons from an ALS patient (left) compared with normal cells (right). The cells are being used to study the role of the genes TBK1 and OPTN in ALS. Image credit Laboratory of Tom Maniatis.

#als   #genetics   #neurology  

New ALS Gene and Signaling Pathways Identified

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/als-tbk1-gene-motor-neuron-genetics-1787/.

Findings point to potential therapeutic targets.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

Research: “Exome sequencing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis identifies risk genes and pathways” by Elizabeth T. Cirulli et al. in Science. doi:10.1126/science.aaa3650

Image: Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived motor neurons from an ALS patient (left) compared with normal cells (right). The cells are being used to study the role of the genes TBK1 and OPTN in ALS. Image credit Laboratory of Tom Maniatis.

#als   #genetics   #neurology  ___

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2015-02-20 19:14:15 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

New Insights into Underlying Cellular Mechanisms of Information Processing in the Brain

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Pasteur Institute have uncovered a key factor in regulating information transmittal during the early stages of auditory processing.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience   #synapses  

New Insights into Underlying Cellular Mechanisms of Information Processing in the Brain

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Pasteur Institute have uncovered a key factor in regulating information transmittal during the early stages of auditory processing.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience   #synapses  ___

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2015-02-20 00:56:06 (17 comments, 14 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Study Finds Helpful Features and Gaps in Digital Games and Learning

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/a-games-project-digital-learning-1785/.

A new report on how teachers use video games in classrooms identifies features they find most useful to track student learning, as well as gaps where better tools could help link games more closely to the curriculum.

The research is available for download at the A Games Project website.

Image: In Guts and Bolts, students drag and drop virtual biological parts and household objects to build bodily systems. Images courtesy: Barry Fishman.

#learning   #education   #science  

Study Finds Helpful Features and Gaps in Digital Games and Learning

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/a-games-project-digital-learning-1785/.

A new report on how teachers use video games in classrooms identifies features they find most useful to track student learning, as well as gaps where better tools could help link games more closely to the curriculum.

The research is available for download at the A Games Project website.

Image: In Guts and Bolts, students drag and drop virtual biological parts and household objects to build bodily systems. Images courtesy: Barry Fishman.

#learning   #education   #science  ___

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2015-02-20 00:41:21 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Research Aims to Utilize ‘Symptom’ of Autism to Improve Reading Comprehension

Early research conducted by Michael Solis, an assistant professor of special education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, finds that embedding the perseverative interest of a child with ASD into reading used during instruction may increase the child’s reading comprehension.

The research will appear in Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

#autism   #reading   #psychology  

Research Aims to Utilize ‘Symptom’ of Autism to Improve Reading Comprehension

Early research conducted by Michael Solis, an assistant professor of special education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, finds that embedding the perseverative interest of a child with ASD into reading used during instruction may increase the child’s reading comprehension.

The research will appear in Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

#autism   #reading   #psychology  ___

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2015-02-20 00:33:13 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Researchers Observe Stem Cell Specialization in the Brain

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/stem-cell-brain-function-genetics-1783/.

New cells are quick to respond to sensory stimuli and take on a function, says international research team.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full access paywall)

Research: "In vivo odourant response properties of migrating adult-born neurons in the mouse olfactory bulb" by Kovalchuk Y, Homma R, Liang Y, Maslyukov A, Hermes M, Thestrup T, Griesbeck O, Ninkovic J, Cohen LB, and Garaschuk O. in Nature Communications doi:10.1038/ncomms7349

Image: The researchers focused on a stem cell zone in the lateral ventricle, from where progenitors of the nerve cells migrate towards the olfactory bulb. This image of a mouse olfactory bulb is for illustrative purposes only. Image credit:... more »

Researchers Observe Stem Cell Specialization in the Brain

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/stem-cell-brain-function-genetics-1783/.

New cells are quick to respond to sensory stimuli and take on a function, says international research team.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full access paywall)

Research: "In vivo odourant response properties of migrating adult-born neurons in the mouse olfactory bulb" by Kovalchuk Y, Homma R, Liang Y, Maslyukov A, Hermes M, Thestrup T, Griesbeck O, Ninkovic J, Cohen LB, and Garaschuk O. in Nature Communications doi:10.1038/ncomms7349

Image: The researchers focused on a stem cell zone in the lateral ventricle, from where progenitors of the nerve cells migrate towards the olfactory bulb. This image of a mouse olfactory bulb is for illustrative purposes only. Image credit: Matt Valley.

#genetics   #stemcells   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-02-19 23:20:50 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

New Brain Mapping Reveals Unknown Cell Types

Using a process known as single cell sequencing, scientists at Karolinska Institutet have produced a detailed map of cortical cell types and the genes active within them.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

#brainmapping   #genetics   #neuroscience  

New Brain Mapping Reveals Unknown Cell Types

Using a process known as single cell sequencing, scientists at Karolinska Institutet have produced a detailed map of cortical cell types and the genes active within them.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

#brainmapping   #genetics   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-02-19 22:38:03 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Evolving a Bigger Brain with Human DNA

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/hare5-brain-size-genetics-1781/.

Crucial DNA difference between humans and chimps boosts brain size in mice.

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

Research: "Human-Chimpanzee Differences in a FZD8 Enhancer Alter Cell-Cycle Dynamics in the Developing Neocortex" by J. Lomax Boyd, Stephanie L. Skove, Jeremy Rouanet, Louis-Jan Pilaz, Tristan Bepler, Raluca Gordan, Gregory A. Wray, and Debra L. Silver in Current Biology doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.01.041

Image: The human version of a DNA sequence called HARE5 turns on a gene important for brain development (gene activity is stained blue), and causes a mouse embryo to grow a 12 percent larger brain by the end of pregnancy than an embryo injected with the chimpanzee version of HARE5.... more »

Evolving a Bigger Brain with Human DNA

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/hare5-brain-size-genetics-1781/.

Crucial DNA difference between humans and chimps boosts brain size in mice.

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

Research: "Human-Chimpanzee Differences in a FZD8 Enhancer Alter Cell-Cycle Dynamics in the Developing Neocortex" by J. Lomax Boyd, Stephanie L. Skove, Jeremy Rouanet, Louis-Jan Pilaz, Tristan Bepler, Raluca Gordan, Gregory A. Wray, and Debra L. Silver in Current Biology doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.01.041

Image: The human version of a DNA sequence called HARE5 turns on a gene important for brain development (gene activity is stained blue), and causes a mouse embryo to grow a 12 percent larger brain by the end of pregnancy than an embryo injected with the chimpanzee version of HARE5. Image credit: Silver lab, Duke University.

#genetics   #neuroscience   #evolution  ___

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2015-02-19 03:01:35 (10 comments, 20 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Nicotine Metabolite Amplifies Action of the Primary Chemical Messenger for Memory and Learning

Nicotine’s primary metabolite supports learning and memory by amplifying the action of a primary chemical messenger involved in both, researchers report.

The research is in Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience   #memory   #learning  

Nicotine Metabolite Amplifies Action of the Primary Chemical Messenger for Memory and Learning

Nicotine’s primary metabolite supports learning and memory by amplifying the action of a primary chemical messenger involved in both, researchers report.

The research is in Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience   #memory   #learning  ___

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2015-02-19 00:21:41 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

New Growth Factor Indicates Possible Regenerative Effects in Parkinson's Disease

Researchers at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet have, in a first-in-man clinical study with twelve participating patients, applied a growth factor to the brain with the hope of preserving dopaminergic cells and fibers.

The research is in Journal of Clinical Investigation. (full open access)

#neurology   #parkinsons  

New Growth Factor Indicates Possible Regenerative Effects in Parkinson's Disease

Researchers at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet have, in a first-in-man clinical study with twelve participating patients, applied a growth factor to the brain with the hope of preserving dopaminergic cells and fibers.

The research is in Journal of Clinical Investigation. (full open access)

#neurology   #parkinsons  ___

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2015-02-19 00:03:23 (1 comments, 42 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Epigenome of More than 100 Tissue and Cell Types Mapped

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/epigenomic-cells-tissues-mapped-1778/.

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund’s Roadmap Epigenomics Program have mapped the epigenomes of more than 100 types of cells and tissues, providing new insight into which parts of the genome are used to make a particular type of cell.

The research is in Nature. (full open access)

Research: "Integrative analysis of 111 reference human epigenomes" by Roadmap Epigenomics Consortium et al. in Nature. doi:10.1038/nature14248

Image: Reference epigenomes are available for more than 100 cell and tissue types. Image courtesy of Nature and Roadmap Epigenomics Consortium.

#genetics   #epigenome  

Epigenome of More than 100 Tissue and Cell Types Mapped

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/epigenomic-cells-tissues-mapped-1778/.

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund’s Roadmap Epigenomics Program have mapped the epigenomes of more than 100 types of cells and tissues, providing new insight into which parts of the genome are used to make a particular type of cell.

The research is in Nature. (full open access)

Research: "Integrative analysis of 111 reference human epigenomes" by Roadmap Epigenomics Consortium et al. in Nature. doi:10.1038/nature14248

Image: Reference epigenomes are available for more than 100 cell and tissue types. Image courtesy of Nature and Roadmap Epigenomics Consortium.

#genetics   #epigenome  ___

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2015-02-18 23:28:46 (1 comments, 11 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

A Bodyguard for Your Ears

Scientists discover novel pain sensors in inner ear that warn of dangerously loud noise.

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

#pain   #neurology  

A Bodyguard for Your Ears

Scientists discover novel pain sensors in inner ear that warn of dangerously loud noise.

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

#pain   #neurology  ___

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2015-02-18 20:03:48 (5 comments, 14 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Mulling the Marijuana Munchies: How the Brain Flips the Hunger Switch

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/hunger-neuroscience-cb1r-1776/.

The “munchies,” or that uncontrollable urge to eat after using marijuana, appear to be driven by neurons in the brain that are normally involved in suppressing appetite, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

Research: "Hypothalamic POMC neurons promote cannabinoid-induced feeding" by Marco Koch, Luis Varela, Jae Geun Kim, Jung Dae Kim, Francisco Hernández-Nuño, Stephanie E. Simonds, Carlos M. Castorena, Claudia R. Vianna, Joel K. Elmquist, Yury M. Morozov, Pasko Rakic, Ingo Bechmann, Michael A. Cowley, Klara Szigeti-Buck, Marcelo O. Dietrich, Xiao-Bing Gao, Sabrina Diano and Tamas L. Horvath in Naturedoi:1... more »

Mulling the Marijuana Munchies: How the Brain Flips the Hunger Switch

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/hunger-neuroscience-cb1r-1776/.

The “munchies,” or that uncontrollable urge to eat after using marijuana, appear to be driven by neurons in the brain that are normally involved in suppressing appetite, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

Research: "Hypothalamic POMC neurons promote cannabinoid-induced feeding" by Marco Koch, Luis Varela, Jae Geun Kim, Jung Dae Kim, Francisco Hernández-Nuño, Stephanie E. Simonds, Carlos M. Castorena, Claudia R. Vianna, Joel K. Elmquist, Yury M. Morozov, Pasko Rakic, Ingo Bechmann, Michael A. Cowley, Klara Szigeti-Buck, Marcelo O. Dietrich, Xiao-Bing Gao, Sabrina Diano and Tamas L. Horvath in Nature doi:1038/nature14260

Image: Researchers have long known that using cannabis is associated with increased appetite even when you are full. It is also well known that activating the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) can contribute to overeating. A group of nerve cells called pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons are considered as key drivers of reducing eating when full. Image adapted from the Yale press release.

#neuroscience   #hunger  ___

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2015-02-18 19:40:00 (5 comments, 13 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Autism Genes Activate During Fetal Brain Development

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/rhoa-pathway-autism-brain-development-1775/.

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that mutations that cause autism in children are connected to a pathway that regulates brain development.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: "Spatiotemporal 16p11.2 Protein Network Implicates Cortical Late Mid-Fetal Brain Development and KCTD13-Cul3-RhoA Pathway in Psychiatric Diseases" by Guan Ning Lin, Roser Corominas, Irma Lemmens, Xinping Yang, Jan Tavernier, David E. Hill, Marc Vidal, Jonathan Sebat, and Lilia M. Iakoucheva in Neuron doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2015.01.010

Image: Autism mutations may influence brain size through RhoA pathway during fetal brain development. Image... more »

Autism Genes Activate During Fetal Brain Development

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/rhoa-pathway-autism-brain-development-1775/.

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that mutations that cause autism in children are connected to a pathway that regulates brain development.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: "Spatiotemporal 16p11.2 Protein Network Implicates Cortical Late Mid-Fetal Brain Development and KCTD13-Cul3-RhoA Pathway in Psychiatric Diseases" by Guan Ning Lin, Roser Corominas, Irma Lemmens, Xinping Yang, Jan Tavernier, David E. Hill, Marc Vidal, Jonathan Sebat, and Lilia M. Iakoucheva in Neuron doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2015.01.010

Image: Autism mutations may influence brain size through RhoA pathway during fetal brain development. Image credit: UC San Diego School of Medicine.

#autism   #genetics  ___

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2015-02-18 18:40:22 (0 comments, 20 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Molecular Inhibitor Breaks Cycle That Leads to Alzheimer's

A molecular chaperone has been found to inhibit a key stage in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and break the toxic chain reaction that leads to the death of brain cells, a new study shows. The research provides an effective basis for searching for candidate molecules that could be used to treat the condition.

The research is in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. (full access paywall)

#genetics   #alzheimers  

Molecular Inhibitor Breaks Cycle That Leads to Alzheimer's

A molecular chaperone has been found to inhibit a key stage in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and break the toxic chain reaction that leads to the death of brain cells, a new study shows. The research provides an effective basis for searching for candidate molecules that could be used to treat the condition.

The research is in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. (full access paywall)

#genetics   #alzheimers  ___

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2015-02-18 03:00:30 (8 comments, 38 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

Broca's Area, the Brain's Iconic Seat of Speech, Goes Silent When We Talk

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/brocas-area-speech-neuroscience-1773/.

For 150 years, the iconic Broca’s area of the brain has been recognized as the command center for human speech, including vocalization. Now, scientists at UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland are challenging this long-held assumption with new evidence that Broca’s area actually switches off when we talk out loud.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

Research: "Redefining the role of Broca’s area in speech" by Adeen Flinker, Anna Korzeniewska, Avgusta Y. Shestyuk, Piotr J. Franaszczuk, Nina F. Dronkers, Robert T. Knight, and Nathan E. Crone in PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1414491112

Image: New findings will better help map out thebrain... more »

Broca's Area, the Brain's Iconic Seat of Speech, Goes Silent When We Talk

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/brocas-area-speech-neuroscience-1773/.

For 150 years, the iconic Broca’s area of the brain has been recognized as the command center for human speech, including vocalization. Now, scientists at UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland are challenging this long-held assumption with new evidence that Broca’s area actually switches off when we talk out loud.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

Research: "Redefining the role of Broca’s area in speech" by Adeen Flinker, Anna Korzeniewska, Avgusta Y. Shestyuk, Piotr J. Franaszczuk, Nina F. Dronkers, Robert T. Knight, and Nathan E. Crone in PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1414491112

Image: New findings will better help map out the brain’s speech regions. Image credit: Adeen Flinker.

#neuroscience   #language   #speech  ___

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